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Xylouris White back in Berlin

June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

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Nach dem letzten ausverkauften Konzert in Berlin, ihren zahlreichen Auftritten weltweit (unter anderem als Support für PJ Harveys Australientour und Festivals wie dem Big Ears Festival), kommt das duo Xylouris White für ein einzigartiges Konzert in eine außergewöhnliche Location nach Berlin zurück!

Nicht umsonst tourten sie in den letzten Jahren gemeinsam mit Godspeed You Black Emperor! und den Swans durch Europa und die USA (Michael Gira ist bekannt für die eklektische Auswahl seiner Opening Acts): Xylouris White.
Jim White war lange Schlagzeuger der australischen Dirty Three, bis Warren Ellys die Band verließ, um bei Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds als Gitarrist einzusteigen, woraufhin White für einige Zeit für PJ Harvey das Schlagzeug übernahm.
George Xylouris, Sohn der Lyralegende Psarantonis, ist einer der besten Lautenspieler Kretas. Zusammen bieten die beiden eine explosive Melange von Post Punk und traditioneller kretanischer Musik, wobei ihnen das schier Unmögliche gelingt: Beide Musikrichtungen kommen intakt zum Ausdruck und bilden gemeinsam etwas Neues.

“Both Born to the Form, a Couple of Continents and Major Traditions Apart”
The New York Times

“Starting Fires with Xylouris White”
Wondering Sound
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After their sold out show last October in Berlin and a busy touring period worldwide, including their support acts for PJ Harvey’s Australian tour and festivals i.e. Big Ears Festival, Xylouris White return to Berlin for a unique performance at the Urban Spree Gallery.

Xylouris White brings together two masters of contemporary music: Jim White, a founder of the internationally acclaimed trio Dirty Three and Giorgos Xylouris (Psarogiorgis) the master lutenist who has been described as ‘the future of Cretan music’.

Xylouris is the descendant of Greek music royalty. His uncle is Nikos Xylouris, a national icon whose nickname is “archangel of Crete” because his songs are hugely influential and beloved, and his dad is Antonis Xylouris, a.k.a. Psarandonis, a singer and lyra player who is well-regarded for pushing traditional folk music in new directions.

White’s background, on the other hand, is decidedly post-punk; he co-founded the Dirty Three with Warren Ellis and Mick Turner in the early-’90s and went on to collaborate with Will Oldham, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, and many more. He’s a magnificent, multi-faceted, and sensitive drummer with the perfect mix of ferocity and finesse.

Together Xylouris White have created a new and compelling blend of melody and rhythm.

Jim and Psarogiorgis first played together in Melbourne. Since then they have been on a wonderful journey across three continents. Although these new experiences have added many riches neither has lost touch with the best of their diverse traditions.

Details

Date:
June 12
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Venue

Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99 (corner Warschauer Str. x Revaler Str.)
Berlin-Friedrichshain, 10245 Germany